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after weeks of legal back and forth, the state's allowed to use a federal database to remove noncitizens from the voter rolls. critics say this process targets poor and minority voters. but florida's governor says it's going to help improve the election process. john zarrella reporting from miami. >> reporter: for months state of florida wrangling with the federal government over access to a federal database. now this federal database has lists of people who are in the country legally but not eligible to vote. well, over the weekend, florida and the department of homeland security finally arrived at an agreement which will allow florida access to that database so that it can go through and look for people in the state who probably shouldn't be on the voter rolls. now, governor rick scott said this morning on cnn that this was, in fact, an important step. >> i don't know anybody, any supervisor of election or anybody in the state thinks nonu.s. citizens ought to be voting our races. it's good for all of the citizens. >> reporter: officials will have to be trained on exactly how to use tha
at the use of domestic drums. republican senator tom coburn on the anti-tax pledge signed by many gop members of congress. >> it was about those men and women who are almost mortally injured and more. who because of the huge advances that have been made and medical trauma treatment over the last 10 years, now they are being saved. an incredible number of being saved. almost everybody who follows on the battlefield is being saved. i wanted to write about what life was like for these people. i started out with the question having seen some people who were pretty, pretty gruesomely maimed , wouldn't it be better off if they were dead? .we wish that they were dead? >> the senate education committee heard from college presidents today about ways to control tuition costs. educators are michigan, iowa, indiana and florida testified from us two hours. >> senate committee on health education committee and labour pensions will come to order. as we approach the start of the academic year, many students and families are struggling to pay the estimated cost of college. during the difficult economic times,
, must be because i was just so smart. there are a lot of smart people out there. bill: take us into the mind frame for a comment like that. white house would come out and argue and i imagine they will government has a purpose and that was the point the president was trying to make. the point you're making this goes back to his days a as community organizer. explain that. >> well, i think in essence when you're a community organizer you're basically dealing with a lot of people disadvantaged you're trying to get them government assistance or welfare checks or whatever and the other part of the story though is that people who are creating jobs are getting up every day and going to work and working very, very hard. this should be a campaign celebrating the american worker. his story in itself is successful story. bill: president obama. >> president obama. i think to certain extent but reflect as mindset. it is the mindset the contrast between what romney and his campaign will be about. we can again become a great leader of the world as we always have been. we can get americans bac
, insert the following, section, none of the funds made available by this act may be used to operate or maintain a -- mr. frelinghuysen: i would like a copy of the amendment, please. reserve a point of order until we have a chance to look it over. the chair: the gentleman reserves a point of order. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized for five minutes. mr. markey: i thank you. current nuclear arsenal has significant overkill that is built into it. our country continues to spend moran more taxpayer money on nuclear weapons. and even though the president and the senate have already agreed to reduce the number of deployed nuclear weapons. even though there is a growing bipartisan consensus that the united states has an excessive number of nuclear weapons and that the united states spends far more than it needs for a nuclear deterrence and defense. and that is why i rise today to offer my amendment to reduce the number of deployed intercontinental ballistic nuclear missiles from 450 to 300. i believe that this is the soundest approach to both our national security and our econo
-mart and shawn mohler using the internet to draw the biggest fans to small town, illinois. our reporters, wired. that's this week on "press: here." well, good morning, everyone. the word wal-mart conjures up any number of images. it can mean low prices or a certain socioeconomic position. what wal-mart is behind the scenes anyway is one of the most innovative companies in america. it's this man who's doing the innovating. the head of wal-mart labs. now, his office in silicon valley look nothing like a wal-mart. in fact, the closest wal-mart retail store is 17 miles away, across the san francisco bay in oakland. but it's here where roger rahman thinks of the future of retailing, particularly online. now, he has his work cut out for him. wal-mart may be the biggest retailer in the real world, but amazon is the biggest retailer online. amazon's success thanks in large part to roger hman. he's a former amazon executive. his ideas are behind much of that company's success. rahman sold his latest company to wal-mart which is how he finds himself in the latest position. he's one of the earliest invest
. it's a shame. because our tax dollars were used to go to companies often donors of the president's. >> senator ron johnson is a republican from wisconsin, a member of the budget appropriations committee and also a supporter of mitt romney. thanks for talking with us. >> good morning, soledad. >> good morning, there's clearly an effort to move away from conversations about bain and taxes and start talking about crony capitalism. what exactly is that? >> well crony capitalism is taking taxpayer money and funneling that to the people that have supported you in the campaign and that's exactly what president obama and his administration has done. look at solyndra over a half billion dollars invested in a company that's now bankrupt. it was supported by people who supported president obama. that's a dlasic example. >> inserting solyndra back into the conversation. back in may of 2012, here's what mitt romney said about solyndra. listen. >> an independent inspector general looked at this investment and concluded that the administration had steered money to friends and family to campaign
'malley and teri branstad and bob mcdonnell also here. we're going to talk to former u.s. olympian, dara torres, it's friday the 13th and "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody, breaking news to start "starting point" this morning, a story developing as well. jp morgan chase is releases earnings and disclosing they lost $5 billion in a monumental trading blunder. we're digging through the numbers. christine romans will update you on what that earnings report means straight ahead. >>> also, more controversy over the uniforms for the united states olympic team. when they walk no london's olympic stadium, they are going to be wearing ralph lauren, red, white and blue ensemble made entirely in china. lawmakers are outraged for outsourcing the clothing. alina cho joins us with more on that. >> there's rare bipartisan backlash on capitol hill about this. good morning, everything in the uniform from the beret to the blazer and shoes made in china. they are made by american designer ralph lauren as soledad said and they are just for the opening and closing ceremonies, recently i got an o
with us. and thank you for being with us, everyone. i give up. sending it to wolf blitzer. wolf? >> ashleigh, thanks very much. >>> happening now, president obama and mitt romney are locked in a dead heat right now. when it comes to battleground voters, the numbers aren't so close. the brand new cnn orc polls are just in. we're breaking them down for you. standby. >>> also millions still without power, baking in record heat in washington, d.c., in the mid-atlantic, days after being clobbered by a deadly monster storm. is there any relief in sight? >>> and an american grad student fights for his life after being violently mauled by two chimps in south africa. ahead, the horrifying details of the attack. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." these numbers just coming in. let's go to the battle for the white house. a brand new cnn o.r.c. poll is just being released right now. take a look at just how tight the race is. among registered voters nationally, nationally. 49% say they are for president obama versus 46% for mitt romney. that's with a 2.5% samplining err error.
the bread basket, the section of the u.s. that feeds its share of the world, is burning up right now. the worst conditions they've seen since 1956. the governor of illinois says his state has never seen anything like this. he calls it a disaster of epic proportions. over one-third of the u.s. corn crop is in big trouble. over half the country is now affected. the problem is forecasters can't point to any rain on the way. it is where we begin this evening with nbc's kevin tibbles in walker, iowa tonight. kevin, good evening. >> reporter: brian, this is corn country and it is parched. these would usually be fully formed ears of corn by now. in this state they're pretty much worthless. and farmers at the grain elevator behind me in walker say they know their yields are going to be way down this year. many are starting to wonder whether they'll get any crop in at all. many farmers are throwing up their hands and looking to the heavens. >> we've done all we can do and it's up to the good lord to supply the water and send it on time. >> reporter: more than half the country, 55%, is now in
right to the ridiculist. that does it for us. "early start" starts right now. >>> breaking news. fire raging. right now after a freight train crashes in columbus, ohio. >>> repealing health care. the house votes in a matter of hours. but it won't make much of a difference. >>> hot pursuit. a police chase ending in dramatic fashion. that suspect's car plunging off of the freeway. and you will not believe what he said his reason for doing this was. you'll find out all about it in a moment. it's right at the top of the hour. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." nice to have you with us. i'm ashleigh banfield. >> i'm ali velshi. zi r zoraida sambolin is off today. >>> we begin with breaking news. hazmat crews at the scene of this spectacular fire. it's raging in ohio right now after a train that was pulling several tankers derailed just before 2:00 this morning eastern time. this was an accident that happened in the north end of columbus. flames can be seen apparently for miles. witnesses reporting in that they could see this a long way off. christine romans has been monitori
gillibrand and steve israel sent a letter to the chairman of the u.s. olympic committee asking that the committee only source uniforms from the united states in the future. is that possible? opening ceremony less than a month away. sherrod brown suggested the usoc get their uniforms from hugo boss in his home state of ohio. and harry reid was so mad, he wanted to destroy uniforms. >> i am so upset that i think the olympic committee should be ashamed of themselves. i think they should be embarrassed and should take all of the uniforms and put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again. >> the u.s. olympic committee released a statement earlier this week which says, unlike most olympic teams around the world the u.s. olympic team is privately funded and we're grateful for the support of our sponsors. we're proud of our partnership with ralph lauren, an iconic american committee and excited to watch america's finest athletes compete at the upcoming games in london. and ralph lauren, we reached out for comment. they told me they are not giving any statement about thi
, the numbers aren't so close. let's go straight to cnn's joe johns. he's breaking the numbers for us. he's in des moines, iowa, right now. tell our viewers what we're seeing, joe. >> reporter: wolf, there's certainly a lot more to this than meets the eye. the main takeaway is mitt romney is running ahead of the president in some of the states that matter most. conservatives are still shaking their heads. >> it was really a shock. >> i'm dispinted at their position. they came to a position. >> how could one of their own on the supreme court side with liberals onto uphold the institutionalty of the democrat's health care plan. in many ways it was still a conservative decision. >> this was a conservative judicial philosophy that says the role of the courts is to be the last resort, not the first resort. we only strike something down when it's a big piece of regulation if we absolutely have to. that's still quite conservative. >> and this type of thinking shouldn't be a surprise. >> wrong piece there running, obviously. the takeaway on our poll is even though the president maintains a slight
with sheila simon, she'll join us live. we'll get you the rest of the morning's top stories, christine romans has that for us. >>> authorities in iowa draining a lake this morning in the search for two missing girls, 8-year-old elizabeth collins and her 10-year-old cousin lyric cook disappeared last friday. their bikes found at the edge of meyers lake in the town of evansdale, it could take three days to drain the lake sufficiently. >>> police trying to track down who shot this video of a smash mob of teenagers hurling merchandise through the aisles of walmart in florida. wjxt visited the home of the 17-year-old student who posted this video. then removed it from his page. there was no response at the door. police citing a possible link to a nearby house party where gunshots were heard that night. >>> we're hearing from the president of penn state, the new president of penn state for first time since the release of the damning freeh report, rodney jackson says the university must take responsibility at all levels for concealing information about jerry sandusky's sexual abuse of children. >> i
case scenario for all of us in the region is when you get full-out civil war, there is no coming back. if it breaks down, if civil order breaks down to the point of no return, then it will take years to fix syria. and i have a feeling that we're seeing the signs of that over the past three weeks. the only people that can bring us back from that brink is obviously the president and the regime. and i believe this is the last chance that they have. >> my exclusive interview with king abdullah will air during our next hour during our 5:00 p.m. eastern hour here in "the situation room." you're going to want to hear what he has to say about syria a lot more detail. also, we spoke about mitt romney and barack obama in the interview. he's got some serious thoughts about these two individuals. >>> let's get to the presidential race right now. in today's republican triple play in ohio, not only is mitt romney campaigning there, so are two men getting mentioned, lots of mentions in fact, as possible running mates. the louisiana governor, bobby jindal, and the former florida governor, jeb bush. c
labott is joining us live with the very latest. bulgarians are of course investigating. i'm sure the israelis are as well. first of all, what are the bulgarians saying? >> reporter: well, wolf, forensic investigators on the scene. it's all very preliminary at this point, but they're saying that this was caused by a bus bomb already placed inside the bus. that's really all they know, but they're not ruling anything out. they say it's possibly a terrorist attack. obviously the israelis saying they're sure of it. but bulgarians not ruling anything in, not ruling anything out at this point, wolf. >> didn't take very long for the prime minister of israel, benjamin netanyahu to directly blame iran for this attack. >> reporter: that's right. a short time ago prime minister netanyahu, wolf, put out a statement saying all signs are leading to iran, his defense minister just spoke to reporters a short time ago. let's take a listen to what he said. >> this is clearly a terrorist attack initiated by hezbollah, hamas, jihad or any other group under the terror of iran or other radical muslim g
in virginia. whatever you want to talk about regarding the performance of your governor. by all means, give us a call, e- mail, or tweet. host: thank you. hooray for c-span. my governor is rick scott. i did not vote for him. i think he is doing a good program -- he is a good job. we have a program for future scholarships. the state will subsidize the education based on your grade point average. but that was what obama was trying to do with the tax reform as well. it is pretty ironic that when a republican doesn't, it is not ok. when a democrat does it, it is ok. those not in washington can find it online. the headline is a list of u.s. citizens. the federal government has agreed to let a lot enforcement database challenge the people's right to vote if they are suspected of it -- of not been u.s. citizens. your thoughts of how the governor is handling that? caller: unbelievably think that is the right thing to do. i am a republican, but across party lines. i think if you're not a citizen, you should not be able to vote. host: next up is of red in charleston. caller: i do not support nikki haley
life. >>> and taking even more humanity out of traveling. >> if you twoish use a taxi please see the uniform taxi dispatcher outside door number eight. >> giving new definition to service with a smile that's missing a little heart. all that and so much more on "cbs this morning saturday," july 28, 2012. captioning funded by cbs >>> a good saturday morning to everyone who is joining us. great to have you with us again maurice. >> great to be back with you, rebecca. >>> the xxx olympiad is under way. the 2012 summer games got off to a rousing start with an opening ceremony that ranged from high drama to low humor, spiced with plenty of rock'n'roll. it was quite a spectacle and the queen dropped in with the help of 007. >> mark phillips joins us from london. "the new york times" is sayi medal went to a chinese woman in the women's ten-meter air rifle. >> we'll check in with you later in the program. >>> after taking in the opening ceremony last night, mitt romney heads to israel this morning. after a less than diplomatic start to his foreign trip he's no doubt
that is awesome. thanks tucker that does it for us this morning stay tuned for fox news sunday join us back here tonight at 6 for the latest newweather >> brit: i am brit hu in for chris wallace . the race for the white house intensifies as president obama and mitt romney trade charges over who best can run the country. we'll talk battle ground state politics and the impact of health care reform with two influential governors. rick scott of florida and terry branstad of iowa. and talk to karl rove the so-called architect of two presidential victories and joe trippi who redefined running for president in the internet age. and the obama attacks on mitt romney's time at bain effective . we'll ask the latest panel. all right now on "fox news sunday". and hello again from "fox news sunday" in washington. from the changing of welfare reform and implementing the new health care law there is concern in key states where the 2012 presidential election could be determined . joining us now is two governors from two influential state. scott scott in florida and terry branstad. there is a set of new possible
place where there's been a lot of ups and downs and controversy, has been the pool. the u.s. had some mixed results yesterday. >> disappointing day for ryan lochte. he came out without a medal in the 200 meters, free. the great day for matt grievers. and for missy, the missile franklin, she got her first olympic gold of this games in the 100 meters backstroke as well. all the eyes today will be on michael phelps, a big, big day for him. he's back in action, looking do make history with a third straight gold with the 200 meters fly. today could be the day that he breaks the record, 18 olympic medals. and then of course, the chinese sensation, yi xia wen, she's been forced to stand up for the chinese team, deny claims of doping after that sensational performance of hers in the 400 meters individual medley. she's up for the 200 meters individual medley. she set an olympic record in her semifinal. the only crime she's committed is swimming fast up to this point. a lot of pressure on her. >> she in fact swam five minutes faster than her personal best and she broke a world record. one u.s.
may >>> "early start" begins now. >>> a big letdown in london, the favorite u.s. men's gymnastic team falters. >>> blood on the beach -- a shark attacks a swimmer off cape cod. >>> and mitt romney in poland, can he salvage what's been a tough trip with a spaech about an hour from now in warsaw? >>> good morning, welcome to early start, i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm john berman, it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. a community rallies behind a couple that was barred from getting married in mississippi just because of their race, we reported this yesterday and i still can't believe it. >> an interesting outcome. this may be good news. >>> plus, a school district that pays struggling students to go to summer school. talk about outrage. we're going to chat about that this morning. >> we're going to begin with the olympics and the night that was filled with so much promise and ended in so much disappointment for the u.s. men's gymnastics team after finishing first in the trials, they entered the finals last night as favorites. but a fall on the floor, two costly errors in the pommel horse and a
such a wonderful job i think of giving us good information. researching those issues which are critical to the american people. and the important to the american people in making decisions on where they want to go. so neara, congratulations to you on your leadership as well. give my best to john poddesta who is out there in the netsdzer world doing something that we know is wonderful. i know tom is here my former colleague who is working with you. and your vice president who does such a wonderful job and such a good friend. good morning. good afternoon i guess i should say. as he prepared to take office president kennedy spoke to a nation troubled by anxiety over america's leadership in the world and uncertainty over whether future americans will inherit a strong and secure commay. he offered not -- economy. he offered not soothing words but a rousing appeal and to action. he spoke to his generation of americans and urged them not to shrink. to advance. today i would suggest we confront a similar anxiety but much greater global competition. it is i think therefore essential for us to se
and from angie's list, angie hicks and congressman elijah cummings will be joining us. "starting point" begins right now. >> welcome, we start with breaking news this morning, word of a suspicious item being investigated. it was found under a parked car near the u.s. embassy in oslo, norway. we're going to bring you more information as it becomes available to us. but we're told right now that they are investigating what they are calling a suspicious item, no better description than the word item right now it is being investigated. we know it was under a car and that's about it. we'll continue to follow this for more information on that. a wild day in london from extreme disappoint to a golden moment for an american teenager, we start though with a 16-year-old chinese swimmer who did one lap faster than ryan lochte. it's raising doping suspicions. atika schubert is live in london. >> reporter: it was an incredible performance, she basically won at the 400 meter individual medley with stunning speed. she was literally for the last 50 meters faster than the u.s. gold winner in the same ev
be determined . joining us now is two governors from two influential state. scott scott in florida and terry branstad. there is a set of new possible waivers by the federal government of work requirementsurped welfare reform . this would apire on the surface to be simply a case of the states getting more flexibility in how they administer the work requirements for receiving welfare benefits. governor scott, how do you see the waivers. some people say it is going to gut the law. >> unfortunately it is a huge step in the wrong direction . i was governor along with tommy thompson and governor engler in michigan. we worked with president clinton to get the welfare moved from entitlement program to a program that focused on job training and work. and we hel to move millions of people off of the welfare rolls boo permanent employment. we reduced the cost of medicare. we see this administration trying to get it. i think it is illegal because it is in the law . i don't think they have a right to waive it. tommy thompson is thinking about suing them over it it is absolutely wrong and a move in the wr
with a form on u.s. border security and ordered management strategies this afternoon right here on c-span. >> pandora personalize and that radio. >> panasonic has a wide range of products. >> you can think of it like a computer-controlled hot glue gun. >> a look at the latest in technology from a consumer electronics association technology fair on capitol hill tonight at 8:00 eastern on "the communicators appear "on c-span 2. >> the nation's governors gathered in williamsburg, virginia over the weekend for the national governors' association annual meeting. on saturday, the health and human services committee held an hour and a half session focusing on innovative strategies to improve health systems and lower medicaid costs. the governor of all i was serves as the committee chair with the governor of illinois serving as the vice chair. i believe every governor is interested in improving the service delivery which is providing ways to control the cost within the medicaid program. it is a program that has been demanding an increasing share of our overall state budgets are the last doze
some help and somebody else can come in to assist us in this problem. it's a lot calmer than meetings past, it's been very well-received they want to be moving as quickly as next week to get scrubbers in place cleaning out the villages wells while the village looks to lake michigan for a longer term, maybe permanent solution. >> undersea advisory until 10:00 tonight hitting 100 degrees for the fifth time this year it's a double emmy for people without power. whammy for people without power. >> it's been a difficult few days to say the least for people living without electricity the storm struck yesterday leaving 3000 customers to fend for themselves in blistering heat, only 3200 customers remain without power at this hour overall, 600 of them reside in chicago, we're told about 99 percent of people are back on line of for the unlucky one percent and they wait and they sweat, that was the case in this south shore neighborhood, until the lights finally came back on just a few moments ago behind me. all open hydrants, the chicago fire departments will tell you it's no but try telling th
. both of those places the u.s. in fifth place, a big disappoint, china came first and japan won the silver after a recount and britain, the surprise out of all of this won the bronze. the first time for 100 years. >> john orozco known for sticking landings and doing clean landings. let's talk about missy franklin and michael phelps. >> reporter: this is what everybody is looking forward to. he has the opportunity to become the world's greatest o limb pea yan an. >> if he can win a medal at the 200 meter butterfly, he'll be tied for 18 medals, the most any one individual athlete has won. he then has a second chance at the men's 100 meter freestyle. if he wins a medal there, he will have surpassed that goal and officially become the world's greatest olympian. missy franklin, known as the new phelps, she has won a gold and bronze and now we're looking to see whether she can also win a gold in today's 200 meter. high hopes running on her. she hasn't done well in the run-up. >> thanks, atika, jealous of you getting to see all of that in person. in a couple of minutes we'lltic alicia
. agriculture secretary tom vilsack will join us from his crisis meeting with the president. >>> tipping point in syria. three of assad's top defense officials are killed in bombings in damascus. >> this is a situation that is rapidly spreading out of control. >>> plus, bush unplugged. 43 on life then and now. >> eight years was awesome, and you know, i was famous and i was powerful, but i have no desire for fame and power anymore. >>> and jon stewart defends the boss against the brits. >> you keep your voice down! ♪ >> keep it down! >> the queen is never coming to new jersey. >> jon stewart is from new jersey. good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in new york today. in our daily fix, the romney campaign is escalating its attacks opt obama with a new ad and in ohio, where the candidate will be campaigning later today, but the romney offensive still hasn't quieted a growing chorus of republicans calling on romney to release his tax returns. chris cillizza is an msnbc contributor and managing editor of post politics.com, mr. fix. well, this whole tax return issue is not going away. mitt romney ha
illness is important. what we learned from this program could help us in other programs of diseases coming from iraq and afghanistan. if you get a chance to visit walter reed bethesda hospital see some very strange viruses and molds and funguses that are coming from places that we never expected to see but we're seeing them now. this research program could help another research program to deal with these deadly diseases that are affecting our troops in large numbers. and so while we already give $10 million in this bill, i am going to agree with mr. kucinich and agree to his amendment to add the additional money. mr. dicks: if the gentleman will yield? mr. young: i do. mr. dicks: this gulf war illness has been something that bothered me a great deal. it's a very difficult diagnosis on what was causing this, but i think an additional investment here is worthy and i think we should accept the amendment. i'm glad the chairman accepts it. mr. young: i thank the gentleman for his comments and thank mr. kucinich for offering the amendment and i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the q
that chris christie will not be the running mate? >> the first thing it tells us is that chris christie isn't going to be the running mate. look, i think what it tells us is they understand that chris christie is a powerful force within this party. he is someone who kind of has the charisma, the zeal that mitt romney to be frank lacks. i think they want to elevate chris christie. one other thing about chris christie i think gets lost in this, he is the speak truth to power guy, the i'm going to tell it how it is. he is also a governor elected in 2009 in a blue state. let's not lose sight of that, either, the messaging it sends that republicans can and do win in states that tend to go to democrats on the presidential level. assuming that jamie's reporting is right, i have no reason to believe it isn't -- >> jamie's reporting is always dead on. take it from me. >> i believe that christie is an intriguing and probably a great pick. i think he's going to draw a huge amount of attention and he will use this, christie will use this i think to launch himself even higher in kind of the national str
and discussion on defense appropriations. they will be coming in in just a minute. thank you for joining us today on "washington journal." [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] from government was there in the wee hours of the morning when we were doing our regular jobs at the same time working to start our business. small businesses operate in a world of bottom lines washington knows very little about. unlike washington, they don't have the luxury to deficit spend, print more money or profess as, quote, spending cuts, lower than anticipated growth. when the president claimed the american system allowed the askess to thrive, he made a dangerous -- allowed the success to thrive, he made a dangerous error. it does not permit them to drive. that language suggests government is a benefactor possessing the authority to give or take the blessings of open commerce as it sees fit. no, government does not allow you to thrive. government, when it operates in its constitutional capacity, does not object -- obstruct your thriving. ask
in sports from the u.s. anti-doping agency. they were all associated with lance armstrong's former u.s. postal service cycling team. the agency says they were trafficking in performance enhancing drugs during all or part of lance armstrong's seven tour de france victories. armstrong himself is not part of that. but he is fighting charges as well that he used banned drugs. he filed a lawsuit. it was dismissed. he went ahead and refiled that lawsuit in a flash, really. all within a matter of days. a lawsuit against the anti-doping agency to try to help keep their case from going forward. stay tuned to this space. it may be dismissed again. it may go forward. >> there's been anti-doping agency news almost every day. one might start to wonder whether they are on a performance enhancing drug. >> good point. listen, the controversy is raging. this guy has gone through hundreds of tests. he's cleared hundreds of tests. he wants people to know, this could also just be really bad press. >> yeah. he's refiled it. we'll follow it closely. >>> trucks aren't meant to fly. doesn't mean they can't. a
with stations in battleground states after this statement. he'll also be traveling to iowa tomorrow. but give us a sense of why the timing, why now is this statement coming out? >> well, in part, richard, because it allows the president to pivot away from last friday's disappointing jobs report and back on to tax fairness, something that he sees really as a winning issue. it's also sort of a reminder of the built-in power of being president in an election year. president obama can use his pulpit to talk about tax fairness for middle classes. you said, president obama will be calling and pressing congress to extend the bush-era tax cuts for folks making less than $250,000. republicans on the hill already armed with their responses. we've been getting eames this morning essentially saying, look, this is a fight we're willing to have because they are framing this as a tax increase on small businesses. the romney campaign also putting out a statement this morning saying that what the president is calling for amounts to a tax increase on small businesses. they think when you stack up the two argument
. for those of us who have had the pleasure and the honor of coming to know ryan well, this latest story is not at all surprising. it actually is quite in keeping with the character and actions of this superb, decent, selfless man, a man who i would call without question or hesitation the most excellent foreign service officer and one of the finest public servants i have ever known. for the past 41 years, ever since he was a junior diplomat serving in prerevolution iran, ryan crocker has consistently answered the call to serve in the most challenging, the most difficult but also the most important posts in the world. they were the places as it turned out where america needed ryan crocker the most, and he has always served with distinction. he was a young officer in lebanon when our embassy was bombed. ryan crocker helped to pull his colleagues from the rubble and then got back to work. he was one of the first civilians into afghanistan and iraq after the recent wars, helping to re-establish our diplomatic presence in both countries after decades. he returned to iraq during the surge, and
to the statute of our speaker. -- stature of our speaker. let's take a few minutes to provide some useful historical context. to think back to the beginning not only of -- not of this century, but the last. the world today is transfixed by the phenomenon of rapid economic growth in a number of countries that are rapidly treating major powers in the world. of course, the biggest are china and india. some others that would look fairly large in comparison to greet carter -- powers in the past, such as vietnam, russia, indonesia, and brazil. they are becoming much bigger players in the world. 100 years ago, the rise of germany as a great power led to two at catastrophically destructive wars. that also spawned a number of other tragedies, such as nazism and bolshevism, which turned the 20th century, which had begun with a decade of great promise, into the bloodiest in history. we cannot afford to repeat that history with even more terrible weapons of the 21st century. the challenge of managing a merging towers has become, arguably, the major challenge of our time. not that we are short on chal
. >> brown: the troubles with the u.s. economy-- and the possible fallout-- were on full display today. a task force report told of states facing ever-deeper budget holes. but the chairman of the federal reserve withheld any promise of immediate help. ben bernanke came before the senate banking committee acknowledging that the economy has suffered a series of setbacks. a slump in hiring and job growth, a slow down in manufacturing activity can reduce spending by consumers. while fighting the trend, the fed chair would not commit on if or when the central bank might act again to boost growth. >> we're looking very carefully at the economy, trying to judge whether or not the loss of moment actual we've seen recently -- momentum we've seen recently is enduring and whether or not the economy will make progress to lower unemployed and more satisfactory labor market conditions. if that does not occur, obviously we have to consider additional steps. >> senators from the two parties pushed bernanke in opposing directions. tennessee republican said the fed should take no new steps leaving it in
other signs of trouble. they tell us that the suspected shooter passed a background check and had excellent academic credentials. even got a government grant to help pay his tuition. tonight, investigators are reportedly looking whether the suspect used our tax dollars to purchase his weapons. team fox coverage continues. adam housley at the crime scene aurora, colorado this afternoon. the prosecutors in this case have not said much of anything. but police said that a suspicious package showed up at that university, right? >> yeah, shepard. in fact, the university has been watching things very closely since friday. we know they shut down the two research facilities where james worked. they brought in bomb dogs. they told everyone who worked there when they came back to work on monday that anything they weren't expecting. if they found any packages, anything kind of odd to notify authorities. that's what happened today two. different packages that showed that up people that worked there weren't expecting. they brought in the bomb robot and bomb squad. they withdrew it meticulously
how to use that information. to say that we have national coverage in really working with folks at that level is not true. but what we have are a set of programs with the mitigation center, with extension services on creating what we call drought-ready mounts whose major role is to be able to access and get guidance on the use of the information that we put on the web site. >> all right, thanks. .. i think that the program by would say is in its infancy of feral five or six years but already we have seen great gains in that regard and we talk about how can farmers access this information the weatherman for example in a state and agriculture states like oklahoma or rock stars, those other guys most people pay attention to when they watch the nightly news but now folks are starting to learn and farmers and producers on the ground are starting to learn they can access even more information related to drop through the drought portal which has been set up and through integration of noaa and scientists involved with land grant universities and that sort of thing, helping to get the wo
is the junior u.s. senator from ohio. he was elected in 2010 after lunging a campaign focused on conservative values and raining reigning in overzealous spending in washington. he represented the second district in the house for over a decade before serving in cabinet level post in the united states trade represent and directer of the office of management budget. he was one of three senate republicans amounted appointed too late committee on deficit reduction. born and raised in small business family, senator portman has been fighting for pro-growth, projobs policy, to help get ohio and our nation back on track. please help me in welcoming senator rob portman. [applause] eric thank you. good morning, everybody. >> good morning. >> good to have you in washington, d.c. we need you here. we ned your message. this is a group that understands that hard work and risk taking, and investment is what it's going to take to get the economy back on track. get your businesses back on track, help working class families in ohio where i am from, but also around the country to get thingings moving again. i ap
joins us live with what is happening now and how you can get around that race. >> reporter: 24,000 people have signed up for this case. you've got to keep in mind most don't come here alone. thousands of their friends and supporters have come to san francisco to watch the start of the san francisco marathon. that is the starting line behind us. there are several different groups running in waves. so right now we are between groups we are waiting for another group to start here. we got here at 5:30 this morning to watch the elite runners start the race. >> three, two, one, you're off. >> reporter: the 26-mile course takes marathoners from the embarcadero all the way across the golden gate bridge and back again through golden gate back. now before they got started we talked some of the elite runners the people at the front line of the race about why the san francisco marathon is considered one of the most challenging in the nation. >> there will be a few hills. it will probably be pretty hard. >> it looks hilly compared to a lot of them. >> reporter: now we will show you a live p
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